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Latest update : 2012-10-29

Sectarian violence breaks out between Buddhist and Muslim groups in Burma

More violence has flared up between the Rakhine and Rohingya ethnic groups in Burma. The Rakhines are Buddhists, like most Burmese people, while the Rohingyas are Muslim - and largely considered to be outcasts. The community was declared stateless in 1982 and have been seen ever since as illegal immigrants in Burma, where locals refer to them as being Bangladeshi. Both ethnic groups live in one of Burma's poorest areas but the issue is so sensitive that few Burmese are willing to address it.

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2014-11-20 Iran

Little support in Iran for nuclear negotiations with West

Representatives from Iran and the West have until Monday, November 24, to reach an agreement that would restrict Iran’s controversial nuclear programme in exchange for a lifting...

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2014-11-19 Iran

Iranian Kurdish female fighters battle to fight IS group

Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Iraq are on the frontline of the battle against the Islamic State (IS) organisation. But for a young Iranian Kurdish fighter and her group, it’s a...

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2014-11-18 Pakistan

Pakistan's blasphemy laws back in spotlight after murder of Christian couple

At the start of November, a young Christian couple in Pakistan's Punjab province were murdered by a mob of local villagers after rumours spread that the couple had committed...

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2014-11-14 Iraq

On the frontline: Peshmerga fighters hold off Iraq's jihadists

Kurdish peshmerga forces are at the forefront of the international battle against the Islamic State group in Iraqi Kurdistan. Thousands of civilians were forced to flee their...

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2014-11-13 Morocco

Morocco hardens tone on would-be jihadists

Around 1,700 Moroccans are currently thought to be fighting in Syria and Iraq. Many of them come from the poorer northern cities of the country. But faced with the rise of the...

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